Budget PC builds were hard to build a few months ago, owing to the sky-high prices of the graphics cards. Now, you can build a good PC under 50000 for gaming or even occasional productivity.
At this price point, the most important is the ability to upgrade your PC to newer, better hardware down the line. This PC is aimed at 1080p gaming and prioritises at least one generational upgrade.
If you are looking for a PC that can play all the games at 1080p with medium to high fidelity, here is the value PC build under 50000.
Processor – Intel i5-12100F
- Cores: 4
- Threads: 8
- Base Clock: 3.3 GHz
- Boost Clock: 4.3 GHz
- Overclocking: No
- Cache: 12MB Intel Smart Cache
- L2 Cache: 5MB
- Max TDP: 89W (58W Base)
- PCIe 5.0 and 4.0, Lanes: 20
- Best budget processor
- Really good price-to-performance ratio
- Cooler included
- Slower than AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 4500 in tasks like Adobe Premier Pro, Blender renders, compression, decompression, etc. but is much cheaper
Intel i5 processors are great value processors for gaming. 12100F is a 4-core processor which is the only good processor in the sub-₹10000 range.
12100F performs better than the Ryzen 5 3600 in terms of gaming and it is also significantly cheaper making it a great value budget processor. In terms of productivity, it is slower in tasks like compression, decompression, Code compilation, Adobe Premier Pro, etc. This is mainly due to Ryzen 5 3600 having more cores and threads but that is not the only thing that matter.
In single-core performance, 12100F does slightly better than Ryzen 5 3600. Check this video for a much more detailed performance chart of 12100F.
Intel 12100F is a solid choice for budget 1080p gaming as of now and currently, there is no other processor in this price range better than 12100F. If you are only gaming and do not care for professional or creative tasks, 12100F is a better choice although it is more than capable of occasional productivity.
Motherboard – ASUS H610M-E D4
- Form factor: mATX
- Memory support: 2x DIMM, up to 64GB, up to DDR4-3200
- Expansion slots: 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1
- Storage: 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0×2, 4x SATA 6Gbps
- Networking: No Wi-Fi, 1x Realtek 1Gbps LAN
- Bluetooth: No
- Rear USB: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Type A
- Reliable budget board
- Less rear ports
The only disadvantage of using an Intel-based PC is the high price of motherboards. Also, if you plan to use DDR5 memory, your overall cost of the build will shoot up. Even the DDR4 motherboards are more expensive than they should be.
For a PC build under 50000, a B-class motherboard is not possible because of its relatively high cost. Intel 12th gen has a budget option of an H-class motherboard.
Asus H610M-E D4 is a reliable choice for budget builds. Even though it is a budget board, it costs close to ₹6,000, which is insane! Nevertheless, there is no cheaper option but an Asus board is quite reliable.
The only downside of H610 is the availability of 2DIMM slots and fewer overall ports.
Asus Prime H610M-E D4 offers all the basic things required for a gaming PC except for overclocking. As for storage, you have two M.2 slots and 4 SATA ports. Overall, it is a reliable budget board and even though it is a great motherboard, it’s a good fit for a budget gaming build.
If you need help with choosing the right motherboard for your PC build, check out this guide.
If you are choosing the AMD processor, you get a wider choice with your motherboards and it is much cheaper too. If you use Ryzen 5 5600X, MSI PRO VDH MAX B550 is a good budget choice.
Graphics Card – Nvidia GTX 1660 Super (6 GB)
- Compute Units & Ray Accelerators: 32
- Base Clock: 2044 MHz
- Boost Clock: 2491 MHz
- Memory: 8GB GDDR6
- Memory Width: 128-bit
- Good value 1080p gaming card
- No Ray Tracing
This price point can be quite confusing to choose between GTX 1660 Super and RX6600. While both GTX 1660 Super are amazing for their generation, RX 6600 is about 30% faster than GTX 1660 Super.
Choosing between two only comes down to the budget. There is a ₹3,000 to ₹4,000 price difference between the two RX 6600 being the costlier one.
RX 6600 is a great choice and if your budget allows you to spend a little extra, get an RX 6600 over the GTX 1660 Super. For those who want to stay strictly below ₹50,000 1660 Super is a good choice.
Memory – Teamgroup Vulcan Z (2x8GB) DDR4-3200
- Capacity: 2x 8GB
- Speed: 3200MT/s
- Timings: 15-17-17-35
- Voltage: 1.35V
- Low latency
- Best price-to-performance ratio
- No fancy RGB
The primary target for gaming memory is DDR4-3000 or above, with as minimal CAS latency as feasible while being reasonably priced. Extreme memory makes little sense for general construction, but with DDR4-3200 packages it strikes the balance between price and performance.
Primary Storage – Crucial P2 500GB M.2
- Capacity: 500GB
- Interface: M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4
- Sequential IO: 3500/2300MB/s read/write
- Random IO: 360K/390K IOPS read/write
- Good value
- PCIe 3.0 is slower than PCIe 4.0
It’s a PCIe 3.0 m.2 SSD which is not top performing SSD but it is reliable and is a good value for the price.
Power Supply – EVGA 450BR Bronze 80+
- Output: 450W
- Efficiency: 80 Plus Bronze
- Connectors: 1x 24-Pin ATX, 1x 8-Pin (4+4) EPS12V, 4x 8-Pin (6+2) PCIe, 6x SATA, 4x Molex, 1x Floppy
- Modular: Non-modular
The power supply is critical, and you don’t want to compromise. EVGA’s power supply has a strong and well-deserved reputation. This series is a great budget PSU choice and achieves 80 Plus Bronze efficiency.
Most power supplies from the top names are typically excellent, but we wouldn’t invest your money into anything with a guarantee of fewer than five years or an efficiency rating of less than Bronze.
EVGA 450BR is a non-modular Bronze-rated power supply and it is perfectly fine for this PC build.
PC Case – Cooler Master Masterbox K501L RGB (ATX) Mid Tower Cabinet
- Weight: 4.86kg
- Dimensions: 49.10cm x 20.00cm x 45.10cm
- Front Ports: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack, 1x 3.5mm Mic Jack.
- Preinstalled Fans: 1x120mm in front, 1x120mm in rear
- Good value
- Cable management can be a bit tricky
- No fan hub
The most important thing to look out for in a good case is the airflow. Having a mesh in the front is a standard feature to look out for. Also, look for cases with pre-installed fans if you are on a budget.
Coolermaster Masterbox K501L is a compact ATX cabinet which looks good and offers good airflow.
Some alternatives: MSI MAG Forge M100A
|Processor||Intel Core i3-12100F||8,543|
|Motherboard||ASUS H610M-E D4||6,799|
|Graphics Card||GTX 1660 Super (6 GB)||20,999|
|Power Supply||EVA 450BR||3,525|
|Cabinet||MSI MAG Forge M100A||3,050|
|Memory||Teamgroup Vulcan Z (2x8GB) DDR4-3200||4,370|
|Primary Storage||Crucial P2 500GB M.2||3,280|
You can use alternatives listed under each category to adjust your budget. The build listed here is made for 1080p budget gaming. Most of the games can run at medium to high settings with this PC build.
Online shopping is convenient but buying some of the components like processors and graphic cards in offline stores in cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi will be cheaper.
If you want to build an even better, more powerful PC for gaming, check this for the best-value PC under 70000.
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